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Gastric bypass patients lost 47% of excess weight after 1 year, 66% after 2 years, 78% after 3 years
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Patients undergoing weight loss surgery -- laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- lost an average of 47 percent after one year, 66 percent after two years, 78 percent after three years, 81 percent after four years, and 83 percent after five years according to a analysis from Italy. Subjects
Subjects: 250 adults, BMI 51, ages 16-65
The data was from 250 patients—77 men and 173 women—who were between the ages of 16 and 65, and started with a body mass index (BMI) of 51, which is severely obese, and who had surgery between October 2000 and February 2006.
BMI of 51 is about 300 lbs for a women, 350 lbs for a man
A BMI of 51 is about 300 pounds for a woman of average height, and about 350 pounds for a man of average height.
18 major complications, no deaths
There were 18 major complications, but no deaths.
Conclusion: This procedure is one of the most effective for long-term weight loss
The authors of the paper concluded that, “[Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass] is one of the most effective procedure available today to induce long-term weight loss.”
Parini U, Fabozzi M, Brachet Contul R, Lale Murix E, Millo P. Laparoscopic approach to morbid obesity: Personal experience of 250 gastric bypasses. Analysis of different techniques and results. Minerva Chir. 2007 Apr, 62(2):83-91.
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Department of General Surgery
Valle d’Aosta Regional Hospital
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